Attempts to establish a national human rights institution have not progressed since 2012 and civil society continues to call for individual complaints procedures that could investigate human rights violations. Although there is some momentum at the political level, discrimination against LGBTI individuals continues. Legal protection of the rights of migrant workers and their families is incomplete in law and Japan has yet to ratify the Migrant’s Convention.
Death penalty status
Retains the death penalty in law
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